Pennsylvania governor proposes Marcellus shale policy

10/10/2011
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett proposed legislation and state policy related to drilling and development of Marcellus shale natural gas, including increasing the gas well setback distance from private water wells and public water systems. "We are going to do this safely and we're going to do it right, because energy equals jobs," Corbett said from Pittsburgh on Oct. 3. The Marcellus play is Devonian black shale covering an estimated 95,000 sq miles and stretching across several states, including Pennsylvania (OGJ, Aug. 1, 2011, p. 30). "We are going to do this safely, and we're going to do it right, because energy equals jobs." — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Earl...
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